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Welcome to Wellness Rebranded podcast. You’re a woman in mid-life who’s tired of feeling drained, putting everyone else’s needs ahead of your own. You’re tired of battling food or your body, endlessly worrying about what you eat or the number on the scale. You’re done with the wellness fads, quick fixes, and extreme approaches that don’t ever work or last. You’d like tools to help you opt out of toxic diet culture… and shed the societal pressures that make you feel like nothing you do is eve ...
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Weight stigma is everywhere in our culture, we need to talk about it. Hosts Tara, Elizabeth and Maria are joined by thought leader Ragen Chastain. Ragen Chastain is a speaker, writer, researcher, Board Certified Patient Advocate, multi-certified health and fitness professional, and thought leader in weight science, weight stigma, health, and health…
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In this episode, Tara guides us through a fitness self-assessment. This is an essential listen for everyone, whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just starting your journey. Understanding your current fitness level is crucial for injury prevention and tracking the results of your hard work. Tara emphasizes the importance of not feeling embarrasse…
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TW: This conversation discusses eating disorders. Eden is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who practices through Health At Every Size (HAES) and weight inclusivity. She specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and PCOS through gentle nutrition. Her goal is to help her clients find food freedom and stop the widespread …
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Have you heard the nonsense being spread by some influencers that "walking isn't exercise?" We have, and we're calling BS! Join us for a deeper conversation about the harms of diet culture, social media, and fear mongering around health. And get ready, we're feeling spicy as we debunk some myths and misinformation! The Healing Trio, Maria, Elizabet…
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Exercising releases feel good hormones called endorphins, which improve your mood and can also help you de-stress. The more you move your body, the more endorphins you release, which can directly impact your mental health! Movement has positive impacts in so many areas of life, including your body, your mind, and your overall health. In this episod…
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TJ Matton, the founder of The Playful Revolution joins the podcast for the second time to talk all about how to be a more playful person! In the last episode, we discussed the practice of play, what it means, and how it is beneficial to our wellbeing and why you need to include it in your life. In this episode, we are taking it a step further and t…
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TJ Matton, the founder of The Playful Revolution joins the podcast to talk all about how playfulness plays a role in wellness. As adults, a lot of us neglect play in our lives. TJ helps adults use play to build a life you love and deserve, one filled with authentic, liberated joy. As a social worker, psychotherapist, and clinical-coach, she helps y…
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Emotions are an integral part of the human experience. They shape our perceptions, decisions, and interactions with the world around us. How we regulate them also is an important part of the process. In this episode, Maria, Tara, and Elizabeth discuss the importance of emotional self care, how to recognize and identify emotions, and strategies for …
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The most important thing in this world is taking care of yourself, and it's more than just getting pedicures and taking bubble baths. In this episode, Maria, Tara and Elizabeth talk about the most fundamental ways that you can take care of yourself daily, how your needs matter, and how you need to be making time to take care of yourself, physically…
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We have big news! Tara De Leon wrote a book, and with chapters written by Maria and Elizabeth. More about the book: Hot Mess to Hot Mom is a funny, real, down-to-earth, practical guide for everything you need after giving birth and beyond. The expert authors share their authentic stories and expert tools with you to give you a powerful collection o…
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TW: Talk about Postpartum Depression “Motherhood is not synonymous with suffering” Postpartum Depression, described as depression suffered by a mother following childbirth, typically arising from the combination of hormonal changes, psychological adjustment to motherhood, and fatigue, is very common, but not so commonly talked about. Today, hosts E…
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It seems like everyone in the wellness industry has something to say about bodies, doesn’t it? Join Maria, Tara, and Elizabeth in this episode as they share topics that get them fired up in the wellness industry. From body shaming in the fitness industry, to diagnosing in the mental health industry, and topics around food in the nutrition industry,…
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We all breathe, but did you know that there is a way to breathe in a way that you can start to heal your emotions? Breathwork is a technique that draws on the breath to facilitate emotional release. Today, Maria, and Tara speak with Trish Brewer, a trauma informed breathwork coach, reiki master teacher, and intuitive guide. Her work is to create an…
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From a young age, many people develop a habit of tying their emotions to food – from using it to celebrate birthdays and holidays to seeking comfort in it when feeling sad. This often leads to unhelpful emotional eating habits that persist into adulthood. Elizabeth, a dietitian and certified Intuitive Eating counselor, leads the conversation alongs…
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Julie Blamphin, a dear friend to the hosts, joins the podcast today to talk about her love for yoga, how she uses it in her day to day life, why getting vulnerable is a good thing, and how to connect with your femininity and get your sexy back. A little bit about Julie: Julie is obsessed with cartwheels and alone time, she has been featured in AARP…
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Join Maria, Tara, and Elizabeth as they identify red flags to watch for when selecting a mental health, fitness, or nutrition professional. With so many options in each of these respective industries, there are great providers and not so great providers. This episode will help you discover those red flags in people you should not work with so you c…
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Parenting teens can be hard. Adolescence is a time of significant transition--for kids AND their parents. At Teen Savvy Coaching, Samantha helps parents of teens and tweens step into their parenting role with calm and confidence. Her coaching is informed by her long career in education as a classroom teacher, administrator, and school counselor as …
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Having support on your wellness journey is so important, but what happens when your family and friends are not on board with the wellness changes you want to make in your life? In this episode, Maria, Tara, and Elizabeth share advice on what to do in this situation. The trio sees this often happen when people start on an intuitive eating journey, a…
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Jonny Landels joins the podcast today to discuss diet-culture and intuitive eating from his experience. Jonny is an intuitive eating and fitness coach. His bio: You’re in the right place if you’ve always felt “too big” and “too heavy”. In this episode, Jonny shares his experience growing up with parents who had a complicated relationship with their…
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Our bodies change as we age, and although this is completely normal, it is also normal to grieve for the body that we used to have. Whether it be that now our bodies look different, maybe we can't do the things that we used to be able to do, or maybe we are not mentally as sharp as we were before, these changes can have a big toll on our mental hea…
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Inspired by the 2024 social trend, Maria, a mental health therapist, Elizabeth, a registered dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Tara, a personal trainer, share their “Ins and Outs” for the wellness industry. What are your Ins and Outs? Share it on socials and don’t forget to tag us so we can share it too! Let’s connect and keep…
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Joining the show today is Bri Campos, a mental health therapist and body image coach based in New Jersey. She is the founder of Body Image with Bri and is passionate about all things body image and practices through the lens of health at every size, intuitive eating and fat positivity. Utilizing a weight incluse approach, she combines her clinical …
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In this episode, Maria, Elizabeth and Tara talk all about advice for exercising in the cold. The #1 most common complaint Tara, a personal trainer, hears in the winter is that it gets cold and dark early this time of year, and it is hard to get outside to workout. Tara shares advice for finding motivation to get these workouts in, as well as what t…
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Diet culture is so infused within the wellness industry, it can be hard to think about nutrition without it. In this episode, Elizabeth, Tara and Maria talk about gentle nutrition, meaning nutrition without diet culture. Elizabeth, a registered dietitian, shares 6 things to know about gentle nutrition, and how to know when you are ready for this nu…
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Affirmations can change your life, and this episode will show you how. In this episode, join hosts Elizabeth, Maria, and Tara as they explore the impact of positive affirmations on mental health. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Maria Winters, LCPC, NCC, leads the discussion, emphasizing the transformative power of affirmations. Maria share…
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In this episode, Tara, Elizabeth and Maria are joined by women’s fitness expert, Ren Jones! Ren is a certified personal trainer with the national academy of sports medicine, and offers premium training to help moms over 30 feel strong, confident, and at home in their bodies. They chat about Ren’s journey to becoming a personal trainer, why he works…
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It is time to spice up your kitchen routine! If meal planning is boring, time consuming and hard to keep up with, this episode is for you. In this episode, Maria, Elizabeth and Tara talk about all things meal planning. Elizabeth puts on her “dietitian hat” and gives some really great tips on making meals at home fun, healthy, and easy. All it takes…
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Did you know that BMI is a deeply flawed measure of health? In this episode, Tara, Elizabeth and Maria break down what BMI (the Body Mass Index) gets wrong — how it harms and what you can pay attention to instead. The history behind BMI is very interesting. The Body Mass Index was created by Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, st…
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You are whole. You are enough. You are worthy of all of your dreams. In this episode, Tara, Maria and Elizabeth chat with Life Coach Jillian Seibel Pawlowski. Jillian is a trauma informed certified transformation coach. She specializes in radical self-love, metacognition, consciousness, and the unification of mind and body to help people to transfo…
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The holiday season can bring up a lot of emotions around family, self image and food. If food is a hurdle for you during the holidays, this episode is for you! In this episode Tara, Maria, and Elizabeth discuss the emotional rollercoaster of the holiday season, addressing challenges around family dynamics, self-image, and the pervasive influence of…
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In this episode, Tara De Leon walks us through a progressive muscle relaxation drill. Progressive muscle relaxation [PMR] is a relaxation technique of stress management. If you have never tried this technique before, it is great to have this in your stress relief toolbox. You can do this anytime you are feeling tense, such as at the end of the day,…
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There is an intersection between cultural foods, racism, oppression, and diet culture. In this episode, Maria, Elizabeth and Tara speak with Dr. Hortencia Jiménez, a sociologist who has a mission to heal food and body image through UNdieting. She is leading the way with an indigenous, intersectional, social & racial justice lens. Topic discussed in…
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Have you heard about Pelvic Floor Therapy? This episode with Dr. Gina Hahn will get you up to date on everything you need to know about this important topic. Gina Hahn is a Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Kettlebell Coach. She is an expert in the treatment of orthopedic and pelvic floor symptoms, both acute and chronic. She has a special in…
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Welcome to the special 1-year episode of the Wellness Rebranded Podcast! In this episode the hosts Tara, Elizabeth and Maria reflect back on their favorite memories from the past 365 days, and share lessons they have learned along the way. They also dive into an interesting conversation about how podcasting can mirror diet culture in many ways, as …
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TW: Talk of Fat Shaming & Weight Stigma As we are moving towards a body positive society, there are always setbacks. This episode was inspired by a situation that the host, Tara, experienced recently. Tara was asked to speak at an event and recorded a promo video for the organization to promote it. Once the video was posted, Tara was met with hatef…
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Today, the wellness trio, Maria, Tara and Elizabeth, are talking about a crucial topic - recognizing when it's time to reach out for help with your mental health. Calling in help during a mental health crisis can be scary, but it does not need to be. Maria, a licensed mental health therapist, offers her expert insights on recognizing the right time…
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All the way from scenic New Zealand, fitness and mobility coach Jana Barrett shares some wonderful insights and important information, especially for women over 50. This is a time when peri-menopause and menopause can cause our hormones to go a little crazy. But that doesn’t mean we have to go crazy with diet culture or extreme fitness! Listen as t…
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In this engaging conversation, the healing trio talk to Natasha (Tash) Ngindi, aka “The Thick Nutritionist” about her story and her journey with body positivity and diet culture. She also shares how she has come through it determined to rebrand body-acceptance and the joy of movement in her own way. Some of the topics they discussed are: Who made t…
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For some of us, this may be a trip down memory lane! Listen closely as Tara shares facts and once-famous names in the health field from years gone by, and reminds us of some of the exercise fads (some of them, pretty funny!) that have come and gone. How many people and routines did you know or remember? And the real question: how many Jane Fonda vi…
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Do you want to experience a greater sense of self-compassion and improve your overall well-being? If so, here’s the solution that can help you get there! By incorporating a specific approach into your daily life, you can cultivate increased self-compassion, leading to improved overall well-being. Discover the key to unlocking a more nurturing and c…
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Are you recovering from an injury and eager to get back to doing what you love? You CAN regain your confidence and safely resume the activities you love after an injury - but there are some concepts to consider. Healing requires thoughtful and intentional planning and care as your body heals. Tara shares from her experience and training some things…
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Today’s episode is our contribution to raising awareness and opening the conversation on one of the most pressing concerns in our society today: Suicide. Mis-information and stigma are both reasons why suicide is still very much a conversation kept behind closed doors. It is OK to talk about suicide a…
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Welcome back as we wrap up this discussion with therapist Maria Winters, who shares some important concepts to help you move forward in your emotional health journey. The healing trio digs deep into what is (and isn’t) lazy, the labels we give to ourselves or are placed on us, how we can (and can’t) influence others or navigate change, and so.much.…
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Good mental health is foundational to how we move forward - or don’t move forward - in every other area of our lives. In this first episode of a two-part mini-series, Maria Winters gives us 5 “value bombs” that can help ensure we exercise real self-care and enhance our emotional well-being. The bullet points themselves are important because they ar…
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“We all swim in the same (diet culture) water.” Elizabeth Harris How do you know if your relationship with food needs mending? Today we share some warning signs that may be helpful… and also dive into solutions that can help you make lasting changes in your life, your nutrition, and your health. We chat all about “trigger foods” and explore elimina…
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It’s all around us - impossible to get around, isn’t it? Could that be why it’s so hard to stop focusing on weight loss? Tara and Elizabeth talk about the challenges we all face as we move away from the toxic diet culture and towards a healthier relationship with food and our bodies, and they share some tips to help you reframe your mindset. Here a…
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Today’s show is a little bit different. Elizabeth shares a conversation she has with Steff Price, a member of her Thrive Tribe Intuitive Eating group, on what it’s really like to step away from diet culture and heal your relationship with food. Steff also shares some thoughts on her experience in Thrive Tribe—a healing journey that’s about food and…
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Returning to feel-good daily routines following a vacation can feel challenging. We can make it easier by approaching it with self-kindness and understanding. In our conversation, we share strategies and insights to help you navigate the transition and reclaim your wellness routines more easily. By implementing these techniques, you'll be able to e…
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In this episode of the Wellness Rebranded podcast, we dive into the world of menopause and how fitness routines can help women thrive during this challenging phase of life. Join us as we uncover the secrets to maintaining strength, confidence, and mental well-being. But beware, just when you think you have all the answers, a surprising twist to eve…
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Our relationship with ourselves is the most important one we have! Get curious about YOU and get to know yourself better. The more we understand our emotions, abilities, and needs, the more clarification we get on our purpose and what we want for ourselves. This episode is about unveiling your true self through powerful questions and reflection. To…
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